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Employees of J & E Waters, Talbot Mills, Ellesmere St., Manchester (1900)

The lasses, and a few lads, surge out of a Victorian cotton mill after their shift.

Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent


Unusually for the Mitchell and Kenyon collection, this film shows more of the building than the people: the epic factory arch dwarfs the workers as they hurry homewards, many of them distracted by the filmmakers. The darkness of the film may be due to the condition of the original negative. The four-storey Talbot Mill building still provides industrial accommodation in Hulme, central Manchester.